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2023 MASSACHUSETTS APPARATUS ORDERS and DELIVERIES, DEPARTMENT and OTHER STATE NEWS



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2023 MASSACHUSETTS APPARATUS ORDERS AND FUNDING

Adams Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom pumper. Dec 2022.

Amesbury Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One 100' RM quint. Funds for the truck were provided through a Federal grant. May 2023.

Amherst Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One Typhoon custom pumper. Mar 2022.

Amherst Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One 100' RM Tower. Jan 2023.

Amherst Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F-550 chassis. April 2023.

Arlington Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new custom E-One pumper. Aug 2022.

Ashland Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 100' Mid-Mount Aerial Tower. March 2023.

Athol Fire Department gets funding for new brush truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE Sept 2022.

Athol Fire Department has placed an order with C&S Specialty for a Stainless Steel Toyne pumper built on a Spartan chassis. It will feature a 1000 gallon UPF Poly tank and is expected to be delivered in November of 2023. Oct 2022.

Attelboro Fire Department has place an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank. Jul 2022.

Avon Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer pumper with 1250 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank. May 2022.

Ayer Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom pumper. Jun 2022.

Barre Fire Department has signed a contract with Allegiance Fire Rescue for a new International CV/Road Rescue Ultra medic ambulance. This new rig will replace the current Ambulance 1. In addition, the town approved funding to purhcase a pumper to replace Engine 5. The department also received an AFG grant in the amount of 476,120 for the purchase of a new tanker to replace Forestry 2. Oct 2022.

Barre Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant to purchase a new pumper-tanker. March 2023.

Belchertown Fire Department has placed an order with Allegience for three pieces of apparatus. The first is a Road Rescue ambulance built on a Ford F-550 4X4 chassis. The second is a Pierce 2500 gallon tanker built on a Kenworth T880 chassis. And the third is a Pierce Enforcer-Ascendant 100' Mid-Mount tower. Funding for the tanker was through a Federal FEMA grant. Posted December 2021.

Berlin Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an ambulance built by Wheeled Coach. Jan 2023.

Billerica Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a custom built E-One pumper. March 2023.

Blackstone Fire Department has placed an order with E-One for a pumper built on a commercial chassis. Jul 2021.

Bolton Fire Department has awarded Seagrave a contract to built a new rescue pumper with a Marauder II cab/chassis. It will feature a 1500 GPM pump, 1000 gallon water tank and 30 gallon foam tank. Aug 2021. Delayed to June 2023.

Boston Fire Department has put out for bid a Technical Rescue Response Truck and 9 pumpers. The bid for the pumpers was awarded to E-One, all built to the specifications of the current pumpers in the fleet. They will be delivered 3 per fiscal year with the first 3 being completed by the end of June 2022, the next 3 by the end of June of 2023 and the final 3 by the end of June 2024. August 2022. Update: the three 2022 pumpers have been delivered and assigned to Engine 21, Engine 51, and Engine 52.

Boston Fire has completed final inspection of 2 new E-One ladder trucks at the fatory. They are identical to current spec Boston ladders and are scheduled to be assigned to Ladder 1 and Ladder 29 after being outfitted at Greenwood Emergency Vehicles. Nov 2022.

Boston has on order a Hackney heavy rescue built on a Freightliner chassis with 4 door cab. This was speced for a new tunnel response truck, but unsure at this time if that is what it will still be used for. Dec 2022.

Boston has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for six (6) E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA ladder trucks. Jan 2023.

Boylston Fire Department has placed an order for a new E-One rescue-pumper. April 2022.

Bridgewater Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant to purchase a new brush truck. March 2023.

Brockton Fire Department has placed and order with Allegiance Fire Apparatus for 3 (three) Pierce fire trucks. The first is an Enforcer 1500 GPM rescue-pumper, the 2nd is an Enforcer 105' RM ladder truck and the 3rd is an Enforcer 100' RM Tower. Apr 2022.

Brookline Fire Departmen has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for (2) Pierce Enforcer pumpers with 1500 GPM pumps and 500 gallon water tanks. March 2023.

Cambridge Fire had placed an order with Pierce for two (2) Enforcer 1250 GPM pumpers. Features include: Enforcer Chassis with 60” Cab, 400 HP Cummins L9 Engine, Alison EVS 3000 Series Transmission, IRT Idle Reduction Technology, Frontal Air Bags, 304L Stainless Steel 152” Second Generation Body, Hot Dipped Galvanized Frame Rail and Underbody Structure. Mar 2022.

Charlton Fire Department has placed an order with 4 Guys for a pumper/tanker built on a Spartan chassis w/ FC-94 2-door cab. Featurs include a 1000 GPM FTO pump and 2500 gallon water tank. Mar 2022.

Chelmsford Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Saber pumper with 1500 GPM top mount pump and a 750 gallon water tank. March 2023.

Chelsea Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 100' MM Tower w/ rear steer. Jan 2023.

Dalton Fire District Expects July Delivery of Ladder Truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. May 2023.

Dartmouth, Mass Fire District # 3- has placed an order with Specialty Vehicles, Inc. for a Rosenbauer Commander EXT pumper. Features include Rosenbauer Commander 78” cab with 8” raised roof, Cummins L9 450HP motor and Allison 3000EVS transmission, extruded aluminum EXT body, all Whelen brand LED emergency and scene lighting, 1250 gpm Hale pump and 1000 gallon tank and more. Sep 2021.

Devens Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F-550 chassis. Oct 2022.

Dighton Fire Department has on order a 2022 KME Predator 1500/1000 pumper. Jan 2022.

Dracut Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for 3 pieces of apparatus- an HP95’ Mid mount Tower; a Typhoon Custom Pumper with 1500 GPM pump, 750 gallon water tank and 30 gallon A foam tank, 750/30A; and mini pumper with 1250 GPM pump and 300 gallon water tank built on a Ford F-550 chassis. In addition, the department will be sending Engine 1's 2009 E-One Typhoon out to be refurbished, which will become a spare after the new pumper is in service. The department has also ordered a Ford F-350 utility truck, a 16’ rescue boat, and a new SBA compressor. The fire chief noted that this is the largest single equipment investment in the history of the Dracut Fire Department. Jun 2022.

Dudley Fire Department has on order a new Sutphen pumper. Dec 2022.

Easton Fire Departmant has ordered a 2023 Toyne Custom Rescue Pumper on a Spartan Gladiator custom chassis with 1750 GPM pump, 1000 gallon water tank and stainless steel body. Delivery expected January 2023.

Eastham Fire Department has placed an order with Pierce for a quint built on an Enforcer chassis with 75' Ascendant aerial. Jul 2021.

East Longmeadow Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire and Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500 GPM pumper. Jul 2022.

East Longmeadow Fire has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500 GPM Pumper with 759 gallon water tank. This will join the 1500 GPM Enforcer PUC ordered in 2022. Additional features include a Cummins 450hp L9 engine, TAK-4 independent front suspension, heavy-duty 13.38” hot-dipped galvanized frame rails, and a Pierce Husky 3 foam system and Hercules CAFS.

Egremont Fire Department has placed an order with Lakes Region Fire Apparatus for an HME Ahrens-Fox AF622-Mini EVO. It will be built on a 2021 Ford F-550 4X4 Chassis with 1500 GPM Hale pump and 400 gallon water tank. June 2021.

Fairhaven Fire Department has placed an order with E-One for a new pumper. The department had been awarded a Federal grant for $566,666.67 that was put towards this purchase. Oct 2021.

Fairhaven Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant to purchase a new ambulance. March 2023.

Falmouth Fire Department has placed an order with Pierce for an Arrow XT pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 720 gallon water tank. Oct 2021.

Falmouth Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Arrow XT pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 720 gallon water tank. This is in addition to the pumper ordered in 2021. March 2023.

Fitchburg Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One 100' RM ladder truck.
. June 2023.

Florida Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom pumper/tanker. April 2023.

Foxborough Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for two (2) Road Rescue ambulances built on Ford F series chassis. Jul 2021.

Franklin Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 100' Mid-Mount Aerial Tower. Per Allegiance, this truck will be powered by a Cummins X12 525hp motor and have a hot dip galvanized frame rail, body substructure and front bumper extension substructure. Feb 2023.

Gardner Fire Department has ordered a new pumper and rescue truck. Both units are being built by Sutphen. Jan 2023.

Gill Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire and Rescue for a Pierce Responder pumper built on a Freightliner 4X4 chassis with 4 door cab. Features include a 1250gpm pump, 1000 gallon water tank, booster reel and cab-operated remote bumper turret. Jul 2022.

Gill Selectboard approves ordering new brush truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Nov 2022.

Glouceter Fire Department to order (2) two new pumpers from Pierce and a new ambulance. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted May 2022.

Gloucester Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on an International chassis. Sep 2022.

Grafton Fire Department has on order a Seagrave Marauder pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon tank. May 2022.

Hamilton Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank. April 2023.

Hampden Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant to purchase a new brush truck. March 2023.

Hancock Fire Department has placed an order with Specialty Vehicles for a new Rosenbauer tanker built on an International HV-607 chassis. Features include: 3/16” FX aluminum body, 1250 GPM Waterous pump, 2500 gallon water tank, Ziamatic Corp. (Zico) folding tank rack system, Enclosed hard suction hose storage, Booster reel, Rosenbauer EZ Climb rear access ladder, Amdor Inc. brand roll up doors, Newton brand rear and side electric tank dumps and Whelen Engineering LED emergency and scene lighting package. Funding for the truck had been provided through a Federal FEMA grant. Dec 2021.

Hanover Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new Horton ambulance built on a Dodge Ram 5500 chassis. Feb 2023.

Harvard has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $761,904.76 for a ladder truck. Sep 2021.

Hingham Fire Department has place an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new custom built E-One pumper. Aug 2022.

Hinsdale Fire Department has placed an order with VRS Sales for a new Toyne EP Transporter Tanker built on a Freightliner SD series chassis. It will feature a Hale 750 GPM pump, 3000 gallon water tank, Toyne welded stainless steel body, three (3) Newton dumps and a Zico drop down porta tank rack. Oct 2022.

Holden Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F-550 chassis. Sept 2022.

Hopkinton Fire Department has placed an order with Pierce for two (2) Enforcer 1500 GPM pumpers with 720 gallon water tanks. Aug 2022.

Hudson Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 1500 GPM pumper with 750 gallon water tank. Oct 2022.

Lakeville Fire Department has placed an order with New England Fire Apparatus for a Smeal 100' Mid-Mount tower built on a Spartan chassis. Jun 2022.

Lawrence Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant to purchase a new quint. March 2023.

Lee Fire Department has on order a custom KME pumper. Delivery expected in early 2023.

Leominster Fire Department has placed an order with Pierce for an Arrow XT pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 675 gallon water tank. Mar 2022.

Lowell Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One 100' RM ladder truck on a single rear axle chassis. Sept 2022.

Lowell Fire is placing a large order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for 9 pieces of apparatus made by Pierce including 7 pumpers, 2 rear-mount 100' ladder trucks and 1 mid-mount 100' tower. April 2023.

Ludlow Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Arrow XT rear-mount tower. Jul 2022.

Lynn Fire Department has on order a new E-One pumper for Engine 3. Sep 2021.

Lynn Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for two (2) E-One custom built pumpers. Nov 2022.

Lynn Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant to purchase a new pumper. March 2023.

Marlborough approved funding for a new Pierce Enforcer 100-foot aerial tower. Oct 2022.

Marshfield Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Skeeter Brush Truck built on an International CV 4x4 chassis and carry a 500 gallon water tank with super single tires. March 2023.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy has ordered three (3) International MV607 4-door pumpers that are being built by Ferrara. All three have 1250 GPM pumps and 500 gallon water tanks. One of them with have a 30 gallon foam tank and CAFS system. As of September 2022, two of the three have been delivered. Apr 2021.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy has on order a 2022 KME Severe Service 109' RMA.

Mattapoisett Fire recently placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom stainless steel pumper. Apr 2022.

Merrimac Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new E-One 100' RM Quint. Mar 2022.

Methuen Fire has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Saber 1500 GPM Pumper with 750 gallon water tank. Oct 2022.

Milford Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $406,089.09 for a Firefighting Water Tanker Truck. Sep 2021.

Millis Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper with 750 gallon water tank. Jul 2022.

Monson Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire and Rescue for a Road Rescue ambulance built on a Ford E series chassis. Jul 2022.

Nahant Fire Department has placed an order with Sutphen for a new heavy duty Monarch pumper. Sep 2022.

Natick Fire Department has placed an order with E-One for a new Typhoon pumper. Dec 2021.

Needham Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One 100' quint tower.
. June 2023.

New Bedford Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 100' Tractor Drawn Aerial ladder truck. Jun2022.

New Bedford Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new E-One pumper. Jun 2022.

Norfolk Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce dry-side tanker built on an International HV607 chassis. Features include a 1250 GPM pump, 3000 gallon water tank, side & rear dumps and two cross lays. Apr 2022.

Norfolk Fire has placed an order with SVI for a stock Rosenbauer pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank. Dec 2022.

North Attleboro Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F-550 chassis. May 2022.

Northampton Fire Department has ordered a Pierce Arrow XT ladder truck with 100’ heavy-duty steel aerial. The truck features a pre-piped waterway, Whelen emergency and scene lighting, and a reduced jack spread. Dec 2021.

Northfield EMS has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F-550 chassis. Jun 2022.

Oxford Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Road Rescue Metromedic ambulance built on a Ford F series chassis. Oct 2022.

Plymouth Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One tanker built on a Freightliner M2 chassis. May 2022.

Quincy Fire has received funding to purchase a new pumper for Engine 3 and a new ladder for Ladder 1. Mar 2022.

Randolph Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $227,272.73 for a brush fire truck. Aug 2021.

Raynham Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new E-One custom pumper. Jan 2022.

Reading Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new ambulance built by Horton on a Dodge 5500 chassis. April 2023.

Rockland Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant to purchase a new pumper. March 2023.

Salem Fire Department funds have been approved to purchase a new pumper. Jun 2021.

Salem city council approved funds for the expedited purchase of a 100’ rear mount Pierce ladder. This will be a stock truck with delivery sometime in the summer of 2023. Posted Dec 2022.

Sandwich Fire Department has placed an order with Sutphen for a pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 1500 gallon tank.

Saugus recently placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer-Ascendant 100 Mid-Mount Tower and a Pierce Enforcer 1250/750 pumper. March 2023.

South Deerfield Fire has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer 1500 GPM Pumper with 1000 gallon water tank. Additional features include an L-shaped tank with low hosebed, a top mount pump panel with speedlays, a Husky 3 foam system, a Cummins L9 engine and Pierce heavy-duty, hot-dipped galvanized 13.38” frame rails. April 2023.

Springfield Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for two (2) Pierce Enforcer PUC 1500 GPM pumpers for Engine 2 and Engine 3 as well as a Pierce Enforcer rescue-pumper with 1500 GPM pump for the Rescue Squad. Jul 2022.

Sterling Fire has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for Ford F-550/Horton ambulance.
. June 2023.

Stoneham Fire Department has ordered a Seagrave Marauder with 1250 GPM pump, 750 gallon water tank and 30 gallons of foam. May 2021.

Stoneham Fire Department has placed an order with Seagrave for a Marauder pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank. This engine is from a cancelled order and is in addition to the pumper already on order. It will differ from the pumper on order where it's another department's specs, but will take less time to deliver than a pumper custom ordered. This new pumper will replace Engine 5's 2022 Pierce. April 2023.

Stoughton Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F-550 chassis. May 2023.

Swansea Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One 95' tower ladder. Oct 2022.

Taunton Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a new E-One custom pumper. May 2022.

Townsend Fire Department has been approved funding to purchase a pumper, a brush truck and a new SUV. Jun 2022.

UMASS Memorial EMS has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for two (2) Horton ambulances built on Ford F-450 chassis. Jun 2022.

Uxbridge Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Horton ambulance built on a Ford F series chassis. Jun 2022.

Walpole Fire Department has placed an order with E-One for two (2) Typhoon EMax pumpers. Funding for one of the pumpers is through a Federal grant. Nov 2021.

Walpole Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for a Ford F-550/Horton ambulance. Jul 2022.

Waltham Fire Department has placed an order with Seagrave for a pumper to replace Engine 7. Specifications are similar to the current Engine 3. Dec 2021.

Wareham Fire District has placed an order with Lakes Region Fire Apparatus for an Alexis pumper built on a Spartan MetroStar chassis. It will feature a 1250 GPM pump and 2000 gallon tank. April 2022.

Warren Fire Department has on order a Life Line ambulance.

Warren Fire Department has placed an order with Specialty Vehicles, Inc. for a CET brush truck on a RAM 5500 2-Door chassis. Specs include 10,000 lb. portable winch, super single tires, 3.5” lift kit, CET aluminum flatbed body, 300 gallon water tank, Scotty class B foam system and 315GPM CET diesel fire pump. May 2022.

Wellfleet Fire Department has placed an order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles for an E-One custom pumper. Aug 2022.

West Barnstable Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Saber pumper/tanker with 2000 GPM pump and 3000 gallon water tank. Oct 2022.

West Springfield, Mass Fire Department has placed an order with Pierce for a 75' rearmount quint with a 1500 GPM pump and 500 gallon tank on an Enforcer chassis. Delivery is expected in the summer or early fall of 2023. It will replace Engine 3's American LaFrance. Feb 2022.

Westfield Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire/Rescue for a Pierce Velocity pumper with 1250 GPM pump and 770 gallon water tank. Nov 2022.

Weston Fire Department has placed an order with Spencer for a light rescue/casade unit built on a 2023 Ford F-550 chassis. Oct 2022.

Whitman Fire Department has on order a pumper from E-One.

Wilbraham Fire Department has placed an order for a Road Rescue ambulance built on a Ford F-550 4X4 chassis. Dec 2021.

Winchester Fire Department has placed an order with Allegiance Fire & Rescue for a Pierce Enforcer pumper with 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank. May 2022.

Winthrop Fire Department has placed an order with Seagrave for a new Marauder 1500 GPM pumper. Oct 2021.

Worcester Fire Department has placed on order with Greenwood Emergency Vehicles an E-One pumper. Aug 2022.

Yarmouth Fire Department has been awarded a Federal grant to purchase a new urban interface pumper. March 2023.




2023 MASSACHUSETTS APPARATUS DELIVERIES (New and Used)

Bolton Fire has placed into service a 1998 Stewart & Stevenson MTV 6x6 125/600 as Forestry 7. It previously served in Dalton, Mass. Posted in May.

Boston has taken delivery of a 2023 Freightliner/Hackney rescue for Decon 3. Posted in January.

Bourne Fire has taken delivery of two (2) 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulances for Ambulance 135 and Ambulance 136. Posted in May.

Chelmsford Fire has taken delivery of a 2023 Pierce Sabrer non-walk-in heavy rescue for Rescue 1. Posted in February.

Chicopee Fire recently placed into service a 2022 Ford E-450/PL Custom ambulance as Med 5. Posted in May.

Dalton Fire Department has placed a second ambulance into service as Ambulance 6. The 2014 International/Lifeline has previously served in Easthampton as Ambulance 2. Posted in May.

Douglas Fire has taken delivery of a 2023 Pierce Saber 1500/1000 for Engine 1.

Douglas Fire has taken delivery of a 2020 Ford F-550/2023 Bulldog 4x4 250/300 for Brush 1. The current Brush 1 will have the skid unit removed and be utilized as a utility vehicle. Posted in May.

Eastham Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer quint with 75' RM aerial for Ladder 157. Posted in January.

Easthampton Fire Department has taken delivery of two (2) 2022 Ford F-550/PL Custom 4x4 ambulances for Ambulance 2 and Ambulance 3. Both are powered by Ford PowerStroke engines and equipped with Stryker PowerLoads, new Stryker stretchers & new Stryker stair chairs. Posted in April.

Fall River EMS has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Wheeled Coach 4x4 ambulance for Medic 4. Posted in February.

Fall River EMS has taken delivery of a 2022 Chevrolet Express 3500/Wheeled Coach for Ambulance 8. Posted in April.

Falmouth Fire has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford F-550/Life Line ambulance for Rescue 34. Posted in May.

Foxborough Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Enforcer 1250/750 for Engine 22. Posted in January.

Foxborough Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Road Rescue ambulance for Rescue 29. Posted in February.

Freetown Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 3. The current Rescue 3 will be reassigned to Rescue 2 and the current Rescue 2 will be retired. Posted in January.

Freetown Fire recently placed into service a 1978 Ford F-750/Farrar 4x4 250/750 as Breaker 1. It previously served in Wareham and Marion, MA. Posted in May.

Gardner Fire recently placed into service a 2001 Pierce Saber as Engine 2. It is a temporary placeholder until the new Sutphen pumper is delivered next year. The 2011 International/Rosenbauer Engine 2 has been sold as part of the apparatus plan for the new Sutphen units onder. Posted in April.

Georgetown Fire had taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Wheeled Coach 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 11. Posted in April.

Goshen Fire has placed into service a 2011 Dodge Ram 4500/AEV 4x4 as Rescue 1. It previously served with Highlan Ambulance. Posted in May.

Hamilton Fire recently placed into service a 2022 Ford F-550 4X4/CET brush unit as Squad 5. Posted in January.

Hanover Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 E-One Typhoon e-MAX 1500/1000/30F for Engine 1. Posted in January.

Harwich Fire had taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 75.

Lancaster Fire has taken delivery of a 2023 Ford E-430/Crestline for Ambulance 2. Posted in April.

Lanesborough Ambulance has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/PL Custom 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 5. Posted in May.

Marshfield Fire has taken delivery of a 2023 E-One Typhoon 1750/750/30A for Engine 3. Posted in April.

Merrimac Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Spartan/E-One 1500/1000 for Engine 32. Posted in February.

Methuen Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-450/Braun 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1. Posted in May.

Montgomery Fire had taken delivery of a 2023 Freightliner/Spartan ERV 1500/1800 for Tanker 1. Posted in May.

Natick Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-450/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1. Posted in April.

New Bedford has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Ward MCB 4x4 – Special Hazards unit designated Squad 1. Article- New Bedford Fire Department receives new fire and emergency apparatus. ARTICLE PERTAINING TO NEW SQUAD 1. Posted in January.

North Adams Fire Department recently acquired a 1996 Spartan/Smeal 1500/1000 pumper. The unit is currently on loan from Lee Fire and will become a permanent part of the North Adams fleet once Lee's new pumper has been delivered. Posted in February.

North Attleborough Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 2. Posted in March.

Peabody Fire Department has purchased a 1996 KME 100’ RMA for use as a spare ladder. The unit previously served in Newburyport. Posted in March.

Peabody Fire has taken delivery of a 2023 Pierce Enforcer 100' RMA for Ladder 1. Posted in April.

Pepperell Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1. Posted in January.

Provincetown Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Osage 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 596. Posted in May.

Quincy Fire has placed into service a 1992 E-One Hurricane 100’ RMA as Ladder 1. It previously served in Harwich, Mass. Posted in April.

Raynham Fire has placed into service a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4X4 ambulance as Rescue 4. Posted in March.

Rutland Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Braun 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 3. Posted in February.

Spencer Rescue has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford E-450/Wheeled Coach ambulance for Ambulance 3. Posted in May.

Sterling Fire had taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Alexis 4x4 400/275 for Squad 2. Posted in May.

Tewksbury Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Braun 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1. Posted in April.

Uxbridge Fire has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Horton 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1. Posted in April.

Ware Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Pierce Saber 1500/1000 for Engine 2. Posted in January.

Webster EMS has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Road Rescue 4X4 ambulance for Paramedic 4. Posted in April.

West Bridgewater Fire had taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Ambulance 1. Posted in January.

Westport Fire Department has taken delivery of a 2022 Ford F-550/Life Line 4x4 ambulance for Rescue 2. Posted in April.

Wilmington Fire has placed into service a 2015 Freightliner/ PL Custom ambulance as Ambulance 2. It had previously served with the Independent Hose Co in Fredrick, MD. Posted in March.




2023 MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT NEWS

Abington reclaims 1948 fire truck, seeks money for restoration. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Agawam looking to fill volunteer firefighter positions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Agawam Fire Department Replaces Failing Air Packs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Amherst recruitment strategies to combat firefighter shortage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Andover Fire Launching EMS Bike Unit For Fast Emergency Response At Events. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Ashby Fire Headquarters has completed an addition with renovation of the existing bays. Posted in May.

Ashland Promotes Lieutenant Boland To Fire Captain. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.  

Ashland Fire welcomes newest firefighter Thomas Kirk. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Ashland Fire has occupied their new Headquarters Fire Station located at 12 Union Street. The new station combines Station 1 and Station 2, so both stations will be closed and all companies will run out of the new headquarters. Posted in May.

Athol Fire Department welcomes Firefighter/paramedic Hagopian. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Athol's historic fire engine undergoes repairs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Bedford Fire graduates new recruit from the acadamy and promotes a new officer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January. 

Beverly to donate fire truck to Ukraine. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Beverly Fire Truck on its way to Help First Responders in Ukraine. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.  

Blandford firefighters receive new protective gear thanks to Hero Fund USA. CLICK FOR ARTICLE>. Posted in January.

Boston District 9 Chief Emmet "Pat" Nichols will retire on January 18th after 37 years of service. Posted in January.

Boston District 12 Chief Timmy Smith has retired after 30 years of service. Posted in January.

Boston has broken ground on the new fire station for Engine 17, Ladder 7 and District 7. Located on Meetinghouse Hill, the new station is expected to be completed in 2024. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Boston announces plan for new fire station in South Boston. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Boston EMS EMT Lou Amichetti has retired after 32 years of service. Posted in January.

Boston EMS Superintendent Jack Pearsull has retired after 24 years with the agency. Posted in January.

Boston MedFlight employee that was off duty makes lifesaving rescue from burning vehicle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Brockton, MA FAO Bob Myers has retired after 17 plus years in Brockton Fire Alarm. Posted in May.

Cambridge Fire is in the process of placing into service (2) 2023 Ford Expedition SUVs for the Division 1 and Division 2 deputy chiefs. These will replace 2012 Ford Expeditions. Posted in March.

Cambridge Fire has formed a new paramedic squad company, Squad 3. The 2-person ALS unit will run out of Station 5 in Inman Square and is an addition to the current 2 squad companies. The company is utilizing former Haz-Mat 1's 2012 Ford F-550/Pierce light rescue as it's apparatus. Posted in April.

Chicopee Fire Department swears in new recruits. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January

Dedham fire occupied their new headquarters fire station at 26 Bryant Street on April 20th. Posted in April.

Dracut Engine 1's former 2009 E-One Typhoon 1250/750/20F has returned to the department after being refurbished. The unit is now assigned as Engine 5 and will run as a front line piece until the new E-One pumper for Engine 1 has been delivered. It will then become a primary spare engine. Posted in March.

East Longmeadow Fire has sworn in Christopher Beecher as the new deputy chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Eastham firefighter Matt Antoine graduates state fire academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Easthampton firefighter Dave Safron retires after nearly four decades of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Edgartown Looks at Plans for New, Bigger Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Everett City Council discuesses launch of fire department based ambulance service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Fairhaven Firefighters Sound the Alarm on Low Staffing Levels. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March. 

Fall River firefighters hope new apparel will put dent in high rates of cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Falmouth FY24 Budget Tackling Fire Staffing. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Falmouth's new fire station to be called the Hatchville Fire Station, located at 878 Sandwich Rd. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Falmouth Applying to FEMA for Firefighter Staffing Funds. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.  

Falmouth Fire had placed into service a 2023 Ford Expedition as C-28, the shift commander's vehicle. Posted in May.

Falmouth Voters Pass Initiative To Hire 14 Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Framingham Fire has placed into service a 2023 Ford Expedition as Car 2, the shift commander's vehicle. Posted in April.

Gloucester Fire adds fourth woman to force. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Gloucester Officers, Firefighters Honored During Public Safety Badge Ceremony. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Grafton, Hopkinton, Southborough and Westborough may go regional with emergency dispatch calls. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Granby firefighter performs lifesaving CPR while on vacation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Greenfield's New fire station taking shape. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Hanover Visiting Nurse to Join Hanover Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Lakeville recognizes two firefighters for saving a woman during a violent dog attack. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Leominster firefighter Vinny Alia is a contestant on Gordon Ramsay's "Next Level Chef". CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January. 

Lexington Fire has placed into service a 2023 Ford F-150 4X4 as Car 3, the shift commander's vehicle. Posted in March.

Longmeadow Fire has refurbished Squad 4's 2005 Ford F-550/Toyne 125/300. The rescue body was removed and sold to Springfield with a new brush body added and skid unit. The designation has been changed from Squad 4 to Brush 1. Posted in May.

Lowell Fire Department receives first of 8 new engines, 10 support vehicles. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Ludlow Fire Department awarded grant for fire education programs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Lynn Fire Chief Stephen Archer has retired after 30 years of service. Daniel Sullivan named as successor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Lynn's new fire chief Daniel Sullivan takes reins. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Lynnfield Fire Department Wants Four More Career Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Malden Fire Chief Bill Sullivan Retires after 37 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Malden Fire Deputy John Hall will be retiring at the end of March after 29 years of service.

Malden has selected Deputy Chief Stephen J. Froio to be the new Fire Chief. Posted in March.

The Malden Fire Department has announced the following promotions: Chief of Department Stephen Froio, Deputy Chief Keith Buchanan, Deputy Chief James Dockery, Deputy Chief Richard Menard, Captain Bradford Bianchi, Captain. Sean Cadigan, Captain Richard Smith, Lieutenant Derrick Power, Lieutenant Eric Savage, Lieutenant Rodriguez Exilus, Lieutenant Devon Perry. The have also sworn in the following new hires: FF John Hanley, FF Jared Downey, FF Nicholas Rodriguez, FF Brian Hoff, and FF George Mazzeo. Posted in May.

Manchester-by-the-Sea Fire Department short on equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Manchester-by-the-Sea Could Train Police Officers as Volunteer Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.  

Mansfield EMTs learn how to treat police dogs under the new Nero's Law. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.  

Mansfield, Norton and Foxboro fire departments get over $500,000 for new radio equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Marblehead Fire Chief Buys 1939 Engine To Restore, Showcase In Parades. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester fire departments to receive new equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Marlborough firefighter Bob Dolan retires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Names New Fire Safety Division Director. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.  

Mattapoisett Harbormaster Resigns, Becomes Full Time Wareham Firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Medford Deputy Chief Scott Graham has retired after 35 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE . Posted in January.

Medford Engine 6's 2008 Pierce has been retired due to frame problems. The company will run with a spare until further notice. Posted in March.

Medford's Salem Street Station has been temporarily closed due to concerns with the foundation. Ladder 2 has been reassigned to Headquarters. As of yet, there is no timeframe as to when the station might be repaired and reopened. Posted in April.

Melrose Firefighter Daryl MacLeod has retired after 30 years of service. Posted in March.

Merrimac Firefighters Graduate from Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Merrimac On-call Firefighter Joins Fire Department as Full-Time Firefighter and EMT. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.  

Natick Firefighter Michael Quilty Retires After Nearly 30 Years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Natick Captain Mark Connelly retires, Ending 70-Plus Year Family Run. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March. 

Newburyport fire station projected to cost $3 million more than expected. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Newburyport: Fire station projected to cost $3 million more than expected. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January

Newburyport Firefighters Graduate From Training Program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Newton Fire Department second in nation to use device to quell electric vehicle hazards to firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

North Andover to honor 2 firefighter For Heroism. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Northbridge Fire Department promoted Lt. Anthony Genga to Deputy Fire Chief. He is the first person to serve in this position as it has now become a full time position, previously this was a call position. Lt. Thomas Valdivia of the full time ranks was also promoted to Captain. Both of these promotions took effect January 1, 2023. Posted in January.

Peabody has named Deputy Jay Dowling to replace retiring Chief Joe Daly. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Peru Searches for Feasible Solution to Damaged Fire Department Vehicles. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.  

Pittsfield Fire Department raises over $4,500 for firefighters' cancer charity in statewide competition. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Pittsfield Fire Department Pins Captains, Lieutenants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Plymouth Fire Chief Says Needs at Fire Department Headquarters Will have to Be Addressed Soon. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.  

Provincetown Accelerating EMS Hiring Plan. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Quincy swears in 16 new Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Quincy Fire Department has been authorized to reactivate the decommissioned ladder company, Ladder 4. The company will run from the Houghsneck fire station and has been assigned the former reserve Ladder 8, a 1992 Pierce Lance 105' RMA. Posted in May.

Quincy looks to bring back retired firefighters to work detail assignments. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Reading Assistant Fire Chief Del Signore can stay on Reading force past age 65. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Revere Fire Department, Chief Bright Welcome Two New Fire Trucks, High Water Rescue Vehicle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Rockport fire chief Kirk Keating retires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Rockport honors EMT, christens rescue boat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Sherborn: effective January 3rd, all police and fire communications and 911 is now handled by Holbrook Regional Emergency Communications Center. In addition to freeing up a patrol officer, this is also expected to improve communication services. Additionally, Sherborn Fire has changed Engine 5's designation (2013 Ford F-550 brush unit) to Squad 1. Posted in January.

Southampton Fire Chief poised to retire after 33 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January. 

Southborough Firefighter Brittaney Doane has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Posted in February.

Southborough Fire has taken delivery of a 2023 Polaris utility vehicle. Posted in April.

Southborough's former Headquarters Station on Main Street was demolished on May 8th. The station was closed in 2019 when the department moved into the new quarters. The land where the former station sat is now privately owned. Posted in May.

Springfield Fire Department Intends Grant for Bomb Squad Equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March. 

Springfield Fire holds Special badge pinning ceremony. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Stoneham Lieutenant Mike O'Sullivan has retired after 32 years of service. Posted in January.

Sudbury Fire recently placed into service a 2022 Chevy Tahoe for Car 3, the shift commander's vehicle. Posted in March.

Swampscott Fire Department Welcomes New Puppy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Taunton First Responders Call for a New Public Safety Complex. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Turners Falls Fire promotes Kyle Cogswell to Deputy Chief, Geoffrey Ellis to Captain and appoints William Doyle as a probationary firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March. 

Wareham, Onset Fire Districts receive $32,000 in state grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

West Barnstable Fire Chief Joe Maruca will retire after 30 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Westborough fire lieutenant sworn in, interim clerk appointed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Westhampton fire, police settling into new station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Williamstown Select Board Allocates ARPA Funds to Fire Station Project. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Williamstown Residents Approve New $22.5M Fire Station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Winchester Fire Department Chief Tustin Retires After 37 Years With the Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March. 

Winthrop Fire Department has officially retired Engine 3's 1987 Pierce and Rescue 1's 1990 GMC/E-One. The department currently has on order a new Seagrave pumper which will replace both units. Posted in March.

Woburn Firefighters Among State Firefighting Academy Grads. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Woburn Fire has occupied their new Headquarters Station located at 731 Main Street. This combines units from Station 2 and Station 3, which includes Engine 2, all ambulances, the shift commander and Special Hazards 1. Posted in April.

Worcester Picks Martin Dyer As Permanent Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.  

Worcester Fire Chief Martin Dyer Officially Sworn in at Promotion Ceremony. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March. 

Worcester Fire Master Mechanic Jack Santimaw has retired after serving the Worcester Fire Department Maintenance Division for 40 years. Posted in April.




2023 MASSACHUSETTS OTHER NEWS

JANUARY

State fire departments awarded $1.9M in fire education grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Andover Stories: Firefighting through the years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts and the Boston Bruins Foundation team up for Operation Warm in Holyoke. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Follow-up: 'Look for the helpers, we will always be there when you call,' Duxbury fire says after town tragedy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

37 fire chiefs graduate state's Chief Fire Officer training. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Massachusetts EMTs, firefighters get K9 lifesaving training under Nero's Law. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

FEBRUARY

Strain Of Critical Paramedic Shortage Being Felt Across Region. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Fall River firefighters were tested for cancer-causing chemicals; the results are worrying. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Boston honors firefighter killed in 2014 Back Bay fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

New England Patriots Owner Invites Duxbury Fire Department to Gillette Stadium. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MARCH

High School In Hanover Begins Firefighter Training Program. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Lee and Stockbridge Exploring Agreement That Would Be First Of Its Kind In Berkshire County. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Firefighters Running Half Marathon as Fundraiser for Child of New Bedford Firefighter. CLICK FOR ARTICLE 

National Firefighters Group Sues Quincy Safety Association Over Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Protective Gear. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Westborough Students Explore How to Become Firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Easthampton Man Nationally Honored for Rescuing Disabled Man Trapped in Fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Wakefield Fire Department: Igniting Concern for Electric Vehicles. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Drones Have Become a Valuable Tool for First Responders in State. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

APRIL

Wayland Will Hold First Citizens Fire Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Reward Offered for Information in Kingston Arson Investigation. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Superheroes, First Responders Deliver Custom-Built 'Batmobile' To Student In Springfield. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Westfield Mayor McCabe honors firefighters for saving man's life. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

MAY

Community center planned for Springfield's former Oak Street fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

9/11 Flag Visited Marion and Mattapoisett Fire Stations. CLICK FOR ARTICLE

Brick by brick, this North Andover teen is building Lego firetrucks from every department in the state. CLICK FOR ARTICLE




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